‘For The Love of Trails’: Pearl Izumi’s Stirring Ode to Mountain Bikers

‘Every ride begins and ends at the trail.’

Pearl Izumi puts it bluntly: “This short film is about our relationship with trails. Because if you don’t have trails, where would you ride?”

The lands and trails that carry us — whether on foot or by bike — are integral for us to experience the outdoors.

And boy, does mountain biker Skye Schillhammer love trails. Singletrack, steep climbs, winding paths — he’ll ride it all. Tune in here for your daily dose of MTB inspiration and a heartfelt ode to just what makes trails so special.

Rider: Skye Schillhammer

Runtime: 6 minutes

two friends with bikes and gear in pigsah national forest in north carolina
North Carolina Mountain Biking: Ride These Routes in the Blue Ridge
Everyday bike rides. Everyday joy. Get some inspiration for biking with this short film, highlighting a group of North Carolina riders and their routes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more…

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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